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PostSubject: Extended cab weight   December 12th 2010, 12:09 am

Actually got a couple questions for yall. First, anyone have any idea what a ford extended cab weighs? Second, would putting the cab crossways in the bed of my 00 F150 and towing an early 80s mercury cougar be overloading the truck?
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PostSubject: Re: Extended cab weight   December 12th 2010, 12:44 am

The second question i can asnwer..... NO. Your truck can pull it just fine, but as for the exact amount it weighs, I am not sure.

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PostSubject: Re: Extended cab weight   December 12th 2010, 1:17 pm

johnboggs21 wrote:
Actually got a couple questions for yall. First, anyone have any idea what a ford extended cab weighs?

Depending on how much of the cab is there, between 400 & 600lbs.

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Second, would putting the cab crossways in the bed of my 00 F150 and towing an early 80s mercury cougar be overloading the truck?

Short answer yes. Long answer; go for it.

Your truck (IIRC) has a 5Klb towing capacity. That assumes 10% tongue weight and no extra cargo beyond a driver. If you add 500lbs into the bed, you're cutting the towing down to 4500lbs. If you add towing equipment, straps, passengars, etc... you will quickly cut that amount down even more. The Cougar weighs approximately 3000lbs, so I am assuming a 1500lb trailer... you can see where I am going with this right?

That being said, they do engineer a 'safety' margin into every truck. So, as long as the truck is in good working order, and you go SLOW, you will be fine.


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PostSubject: Re: Extended cab weight   December 12th 2010, 5:31 pm

oh i forgot to mention, theirs a 99% chance itll be tow dollied not trailered if that makes any difference.
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PostSubject: Re: Extended cab weight   December 12th 2010, 7:18 pm

your good to go then.. that cuts about 1000 pounds off the weight of the trailer but adds more weight to the bumper hitch..
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PostSubject: Re: Extended cab weight   December 13th 2010, 11:58 pm

I aint got a bumper hitch, it had a Uhaul reciever hitch when i bought it
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PostSubject: Re: Extended cab weight   December 14th 2010, 12:18 am

thats what i ment.. a bumper would never hold up to that.. specially one from michigan.. lol..
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PostSubject: Re: Extended cab weight   December 14th 2010, 1:34 am

That car he show me picture on internet I believe it almost 76 to 79 before they downsized.

It almost 5K lb of tough Ford car.
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PostSubject: Re: Extended cab weight   December 14th 2010, 2:39 pm

I wont lie, it is a heavy bugger lol
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PostSubject: Re: Extended cab weight   December 14th 2010, 4:19 pm

the cougar shouldnt be much more than my 86 carpi, it weighed 2900lbs without me in it, its got a 302 and AOD, so its heavier than if it were a v6 5-speed....
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PostSubject: Re: Extended cab weight   December 22nd 2010, 2:16 pm

Britewhiteram wrote:
the cougar shouldnt be much more than my 86 carpi, it weighed 2900lbs without me in it, its got a 302 and AOD, so its heavier than if it were a v6 5-speed....

Your capri is a fox body, much lighter then the older cars.

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PostSubject: Re: Extended cab weight   December 23rd 2010, 12:26 am

a 1980 capri uses the same body as my 86

i just did a little research and if its an 80-82 it might be a little heavier, but if its an 83-newer it shouldnt be much heavier than my Capri

http://www.lincolnversailles.com/XR7/1982%20Mercury%20Cougar%20XR-7%20Stats.pdf

http://wikicars.org/en/Mercury_Cougar

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PostSubject: Re: Extended cab weight   December 23rd 2010, 12:31 am

IIRC it looks something like this one cept the paint is light blue and the vinyl is white

http://www.rlruss.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/Cougar_Red_78.jpg
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PostSubject: Re: Extended cab weight   December 23rd 2010, 12:35 am

Thats a late 70's cougar, if thats the car its going to be much heavier, they can weigh from 3800-4200lbs Shocked i have a 86 grand marquis and it would be about the same weight.... they are a heavy pig, full framed, the last full framed passenger car Very Happy
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